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European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627932/short-term-prognostic-effect-of-prior-cerebrovascular-and-peripheral-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-can-we-do-better
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Filipa Cordeiro, Pedro S Mateus, Alberto Ferreira, Silvia Leao, Miguel Moz, J Ilidio Moreira
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate the impact of prior cerebrovascular and/or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) on in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes. METHODS: From 1 October 2010 to 26 February 2016, 13,904 acute coronary syndrome patients were enrolled in a national multicentre registry. They were divided into four groups: prior stroke/transient ischaemic attack (stroke/TIA); prior PAD; prior stroke/TIA and PAD; none. The endpoints included in-hospital mortality and a composite endpoint of death, re-infarction and stroke during hospitalization...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627230/relationship-between-community-hospital-versus-pre-hospital-location-of-randomisation-and-clinical-outcomes-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-insights-from-the-stream-study
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Robert C Welsh, Patrick Goldstein, Peter Sinnaeve, Miodrag C Ostojic, Yinggan Zheng, Thierry Danays, Cynthia M Westerhout, Frans Van de Werf, Paul W Armstrong
AIMS: The STREAM study randomly assigned ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients to receive a pharmacoinvasive versus primary percutaneous coronary intervention reperfusion strategy. We assessed whether there was an association between outcomes based on randomisation at a community hospital versus a prehospital location. METHODS/RESULTS: Community hospital patients (358/1866 (19.2%)) were compared to prehospital patients and their outcomes categorised into pharmacoinvasive according to their treatment assignment...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617040/complete-atrioventricular-block-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-prevalence-characterisation-and-implication-on-outcome
#3
Silvia Aguiar Rosa, Ana Teresa Timóteo, Lurdes Ferreira, Ramiro Carvalho, Mario Oliveira, Pedro Cunha, André Viveiros Monteiro, Guilherme Portugal, Luis Almeida Morais, Pedro Daniel, Rui Cruz Ferreira
PURPOSE: The aim was to characterise acute coronary syndrome patients with complete atrioventricular block and to assess the effect on outcome. METHODS: Patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome were divided according to the presence of complete atrioventricular block: group 1, with complete atrioventricular block; group 2, without complete atrioventricular block. Clinical, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic characteristics and prognosis during one year follow-up were compared between the groups...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617038/relation-of-subclinical-serum-creatinine-elevation-to-adverse-in-hospital-outcomes-among-myocardial-infarction-patients
#4
Gilad Margolis, Amir Gal-Oz, Shafik Khoury, Gad Keren, Yacov Shacham
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury is associated with adverse outcomes after acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). It remains unclear, however, whether subclinical increase in serum creatinine that does not reach the consensus criteria for acute kidney injury is also related to adverse outcomes in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 1897 consecutive STEMI patients between January 2008 and May 2016 who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention, and in whom acute kidney injury was not diagnosed throughout hospitalization...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593801/renal-dysfunction-indicative-of-outcomes-in-hospitalized-patients-with-takotsubo-syndrome
#5
Kaoru Ando, Hiroyasu Sukekawa, Aoi Takahata, Yusuke Kobari, Hayato Tsuchiya, Daisuke Ishigaki, Toshiaki Tamabuchi, Yo Koyama
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular dysfunction as part of takotsubo syndrome is reversible, and the long-term prognosis appears favorable. However, life-threatening complications are not uncommon during the acute phase, and it remains unclear whether renal dysfunction is a factor in complications suffered by hospitalized patients with takotsubo syndrome. The present study was conducted to investigate the implications of renal dysfunction in this setting. METHODS: Data from 61 consecutive patients (male, 21; female, 40) diagnosed with takotsubo syndrome at our hospital between years 2010 and 2016 were evaluated retrospectively...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593800/use-of-copeptin-for-rapid-rule-out-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#6
Christian Mueller, Martin Möckel, Evangelos Giannitsis, Kurt Huber, Johannes Mair, Mario Plebani, Kristian Thygesen, Allan S Jaffe, Bertil Lindahl
Copeptin is currently understood as a quantitative marker of endogenous stress. It rises rapidly in multiple acute disorders including acute myocardial infarction. As a single variable, it has only modest diagnostic accuracy for acute myocardial infarction. However, the use of copeptin within a dual-marker strategy together with conventional cardiac troponin increases the diagnostic accuracy and particularly the negative predictive value of cardiac troponin alone for acute myocardial infarction. The rapid rule-out of acute myocardial infarction is the only application in acute cardiac care mature enough to merit consideration for routine clinical care...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593789/prevalence-and-outcome-of-patients-with-cancer-and-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-bleemacs-substudy
#7
Mario Iannaccone, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Paolo Vadalà, Stephen B Wilton, Patrizia Noussan, Francesco Colombo, Sergio Raposeiras Roubín, Emad Abu Assi, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Jose Paulo Simao Henriques, Jorge Saucedo, Wouter J Kikkert, Iván Nuñez-Gil, Albert Ariza-Sole, Xian-Tao Song, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christoph Liebetrau, Tetsuma Kawaji, Claudio Moretti, Roberto Garbo, Zenon Huczek, Shao-Ping Nie, Toshiharu Fujii, Luis Cl Correia, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, José María García Acuña, Danielle Southern, Emilio Alfonso, Belén Terol, Alberto Garay, Dongfeng Zhang, Yalei Chen, Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Neriman Osman, Helge Möllmann, Hiroki Shiomi, Francesca Giordana, Michal Kowara, Krzysztof Filipiak, Xiao Wang, Yan Yan, Jing-Yao Fan, Yuji Ikari, Takuya Nakahashi, Kenji Sakata, Fiorenzo Gaita, Masakazu Yamagishi, Oliver Kalpak, Sasko Kedev
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and outcome of patients with cancer that experience acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have to be determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: The BleeMACS project is a multicentre observational registry enrolling patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention worldwide in 15 hospitals. The primary endpoint was a composite event of death and re-infarction after one year of follow-up. Bleedings were the secondary endpoint...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574276/intra-aortic-balloon-pump-protects-against-hydrostatic-pulmonary-oedema-during-peripheral-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Nicolas Bréchot, Pierre Demondion, Francesca Santi, Guillaume Lebreton, Tai Pham, Apostolos Dalakidis, Laetitia Gambotti, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Matthieu Schmidt, Guillaume Hekimian, Philippe Cluzel, Jean Chastre, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes
BACKGROUND: Increased left ventricular afterload during peripheral venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support frequently causes hydrostatic pulmonary oedema. Because physiological studies demonstrated left ventricular afterload decrease during VA-ECMO assistance combined with the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), we progressively changed our standard practice systematically to associate an IABP with VA-ECMO. This study aimed to evaluate IABP efficacy in preventing pulmonary oedema in VA-ECMO-assisted patients...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574274/practical-considerations-for-cangrelor-use-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
#9
Sergio Leonardi, Deepak L Bhatt
Cangrelor, the first and currently only available intravenous P2Y12 receptor antagonist, has been approved and is now being used in patients with coronary artery disease requiring percutaneous coronary intervention. The rationale for cangrelor use is most robust in patients requiring an immediate, profound, and predictable level of P2Y12 inhibition - especially in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Herein we summarize the drug development program and reflect on practical considerations for clinicians on cangrelor use in the acute setting surrounding percutaneous coronary intervention, including selection of patients, concomitant administration of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and transition strategies from intravenous to oral P2Y12 receptor antagonists...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555523/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-moderate-or-severe-chronic-anaemia-undergoing-coronary-angiography-or-intervention
#10
Lea Ohana-Sarna-Cahan, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the impact of chronic moderate or severe anaemia on the clinical outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: We retrospectively compared two groups of consecutive patients with acute coronary syndrome according to their haemoglobin level on admission. The research group ( n=89) had a haemoglobin level of 10.9 g/dl or less and a control group ( n=79) of age-matched patients had a haemoglobin level greater than 10...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534694/the-heart-score-for-early-rule-out-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Patricia Van Den Berg, Richard Body
AIMS: The objective of this systematic review was to summarise the current evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events in patients presenting with undifferentiated chest pain to the emergency department. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two investigators independently searched Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases between 2008 and May 2016 identifying eligible studies providing diagnostic accuracy data on the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events as the primary outcome...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534645/the-mitochondria-targeting-peptide-elamipretide-diminishes-circulating-htra2-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#12
Marcus Hortmann, Samuel Robinson, Moritz Mohr, Maximillian Mauler, Daniela Stallmann, Jochen Reinöhl, Daniel Duerschmied, Karlheinz Peter, James Carr, C Michael Gibson, Christoph Bode, Ingo Ahrens
BACKGROUND: The extent of myocardial damage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) depends on both the time to reperfusion as well as injury induced by ischaemia-reperfusion resulting in a cascade of cellular and humoral reactions. As a consequence of ischaemia-reperfusion in the heart, the high-temperature requirement serine peptidase 2 (HtrA2) is translocated from the mitochondria to the cytosol, whereupon it induces protease activity-dependent apoptosis mediated via caspases...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492084/prehospital-triage-of-patients-suffering-severe-dyspnoea-using-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-the-prebnp-trial-a-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial
#13
Morten T Bøtker, Maren T Jørgensen, Carsten Stengaard, Sophie-Charlott Seidenfaden, Mona Tarpgaard, Asger Granfeldt, Tanja Ø Mortensen, Thorbjørn Grøfte, Kristian D Friesgaard, Rikke Mærkedahl, Anette B Pedersen, Simon Lundorff, Troels Martin Hansen, Hans Kirkegaard, Erika F Christensen, Christian J Terkelsen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the addition of brain natriuretic peptide measurement to the routine diagnostic work-up by prehospital critical care team physicians improves triage in patients with severe dyspnoea. METHODS: Prehospital critical care team physicians randomly assigned patients older than 18 years with severe dyspnoea to routine diagnostic work-up or diagnostic work-up with incorporated point-of-care N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) measurement...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485200/assessment-of-early-treatment-response-by-rapid-cardiothoracic-ultrasound-in-acute-heart-failure-cardiac-filling-pressures-pulmonary-congestion-and-mortality
#14
Jonas Öhman, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Pasi Karjalainen, Johan Lassus
BACKGROUND: It is unclear how to optimally monitor acute heart failure (AHF) patients. We evaluated the timely interplay of cardiac filling pressures, brain natriuretic peptides (BNPs), lung ultrasound (LUS) and symptoms during AHF treatment. METHODS: We enrolled 60 patients who had been hospitalised for AHF. Patients were examined with a rapid cardiothoracic ultrasound (CaTUS) protocol, combining LUS and focused echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac filling pressures (i...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485179/what-to-do-when-you-question-cardiac-troponin-values
#15
Johannes Mair, Bertil Lindahl, Christian Müller, Evangelos Giannitsis, Kurt Huber, Martin Möckel, Mario Plebani, Kristian Thygesen, Allan S Jaffe
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays enable cardiac troponin measurement with a high degree of analytical sensitivity and a low level of analytical imprecision at the low measuring range. One of the most important advantages of these new assays is that they allow novel, more rapid approaches for ruling in or ruling out acute myocardial infarctions. The increase in the early diagnostic sensitivity of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays comes at the cost of a reduced acute myocardial infarction specificity of the biomarker, because more patients with other causes of acute or chronic myocardial injury without overt myocardial ischaemia are detected than with previous cardiac troponin assays...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452562/risk-factors-of-late-cardiogenic-shock-and-mortality-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients
#16
Laust Obling, Martin Frydland, Rikke Hansen, Ole Kristian Møller-Helgestad, Matias Greve Lindholm, Lene Holmvang, Hanne Berg Ravn, Sebastian Wiberg, Jakob Hartvig Thomsen, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Jesper Kjærgaard, Jacob Eifer Møller, Christian Hassager
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cardiogenic shock (CS) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is as high as 10%. The majority of patients are thought to develop CS after admission (late CS), but the incidence in a contemporary STEMI cohort admitted for primary percutaneous intervention remains unknown. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and time of CS onset in patients with suspected STEMI admitted in two high-volume tertiary heart centres and to assess the variables associated with the development of late CS...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452231/activation-of-the-innate-immune-system-in-the-pathogenesis-of-acute-heart-failure
#17
Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452228/medical-treatment-or-revascularisation-as-the-best-approach-for-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
José Luís Martins, Vera Afreixo, Luís Santos, Marco Costa, José Santos, Lino Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Patients presenting with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) may receive either conservative medical management or a revascularisation strategy. There is still a lack of consensus with respect to the best treatment approach for SCAD. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether outcomes differ between the first-line treatment approaches (conservative versus revascularisation) in patients with SCAD. METHODS: We searched Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for studies published from January 1990 to November 2016 that compared first-line treatments for patients with SCAD...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429957/utility-of-simplicity-for-low-risk-chest-pain-patients
#19
Ezra A Amsterdam, Sandhya Venugopal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425755/thrombus-aspiration-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-prevalence-procedural-success-change-in-serial-troponin-t-levels-and-clinical-outcomes-in-a-contemporary-swiss-cohort
#20
Soheila Aghlmandi, Nadine Schärer, Dik Heg, Lorenz Räber, Marcel Zwahlen, Baris Gencer, David Nanchen, David Carballo, Sebastian Carballo, Peter Jüni, Arnold von Eckardstein, Ulf Landmesser, Nicolas Rodondi, François Mach, Stephan Windecker, Christian M Matter, Thomas F Lüscher, Roland Klingenberg
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials have provided conflicting results regarding procedural and clinical outcomes of thrombus aspiration combined with percutaneous coronary intervention, when compared with primary percutaneous coronary intervention alone in patients with acute coronary syndromes. METHODS: Acute coronary syndrome patients referred for coronary angiography to four Swiss university hospitals between 2009 and 2012 were enrolled in the SPUM-ACS cohort...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
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